Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2002

Journal or Book Title

Environmental and Resource Economics

Volume

22

First Page

537

Last Page

558

DOI

10.1023/A:1019858732103

Abstract

New pesticidal crops are taking advantage of advances in geneticengineering. For example, corn has been engineered to express Bt proteinsthat are toxic to the European corn borer. These crops are effective pestmanagement tools for United States growers. However, there is concern thatpests will develop resistance to these crops resulting in the increased useof more hazardous pesticides. The purpose of this paper is to develop astochastic dynamic bioeconomic simulation model to help guide regulatorypolicy designed to mitigate the threat of resistance to new pesticidal crops.The model is used to evaluate the insect resistance management guidelinesmandated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for theuse of Bt corn in the Midwestern United States.

Comments

This article is from Environmental and Resource Economics; 22 (2002); 537-558; doi: 10.1023/A:1019858732103

Rights

Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.

Copyright Owner

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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